Friday, 31 August 2012

Always The Bridesmaid

It's been a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" slide, so this is a suitable reintroduction.

OK, the girl (I think it's a girl) doesn't look particularly in-bred or strange, but the bridesmaid fashions - oh boy.  I reckon the Feral Youth of Today (© Daily Mail) would be tamed if they were threatened with parading around in public is such....dated fashions.  And I'm not just taklking about the girls...

Bonus -

Bonus 2 - Australian sports commentator, Sam Newman, was challenged to spar with two Taekwondo Olympians after calling Taekwondo 'the most ridiculous thing he's ever seen', during the Olympics.   You can guess the follow-up...

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Impressive Facade

My first thought was that this was a Trompe-l'œil, but closer inspection suggests it is an actual plaster facade. Probably a (Pre-multiplex) cinema, but whatever it was, it's now long gone.

Architectural vandalism, some might say.

Bonus - The Tripe Marketing Board. Well worth a look around.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Mystery Medical Slide

Scanning another batch of Medical Training slides, and this little beauty was unlabelled and unclear what it was. I'm sure that one reader will have a clue, but in the meantime....let medical nightmares begin !

Bonus - to balance out that slide, have a cracking picture of a sleeping elephant.

Monday, 27 August 2012

This Am My Fish

Forget Focussing, this is all about the fish.

Fish seems to play a significant part of American Life of the late 20th century. I have very few slides of people posing with elk or moose that they've shot. But Fish Photos....dozens !
What does it all mean ?

Bonus- Best. Radiator. Ever,

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Screening for Scientologist 101

To most people, this is a slide of  consultation between a young lady, and a female doctor. However, the clues are there.

The CRM-115 Discriminator bolted to the side of the desk. The phjoto of LRHubbard beside his plane. The ominous black model of Xeppo (The pan-galactic Thetan, and sixth Marx Brother.)

Oh yes. It's Scientology.

Bonus - Beautiful Evidence
Bonus 2 - 

Saturday, 25 August 2012

...and Birthday Cake for All !

Celebrating Tim Burton's Birthday.

Now I'm not saying that the kid in the Huckleberry Hound t-shirt is actually Tim Burton, but I'm not saying that it definitely isn't him.  I'm just saying it's a possibility.

Bonus - Pup Bot. Cute yet Horrific.

Friday, 24 August 2012

An incident at the Deutsche Bank

I could be wrong, but I suspect that this is Frankfurt am Main, in Germany.

I wonder if the police got their man...

Bonus - What's in the package, Norway?

Bonus 2 - Ah-ha ! So that's how they do it.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Observatory Crest

Great slide, In My Hornswoggled Opinion.

There are probably 10,000 slides of the view from Observatory Crest (or whatever this crater lake is) but this slide is probably unique. All those people who will probably never meet again, so un-self-conscious of the camera.

Bonus - The Great General Motors Streetcar Conspiracy

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Girl in a Swimsuit - with Chocolate Sauce !

Though, that bottle could conceivably contain some sun-screen or similar product.

Good looking girl, nevertheless.

Bonus -

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


For those who lack a classical education, this slide is a view over the port of Stonehaven, the Scottish self-styled "Gateway to Portlethen".

Stonehaven is the home of the alternative-to-kippers, the "Stoney Smokie."  This is a whole scampi, split and gutted, and hot smoked over a peat and sphagnum moss fire, and traditionally served for Breakfast.

Bonus - Kids arse !

Bonus 2 - Boy, I SO want a Clafoutis just now....

Monday, 20 August 2012

Not enough people are wearing hats

According to a recent survey,  men aren't wearing enough Fedoras, Panamas or Homburgs.

This needs to change.

Bonus -

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Happy Birthday, Tarquin

Yes, that's the sight that greeted Tarquin ffowkes-Burdage on the morning of his 18th birthday - Mummy Daddy and "Uncle Monty" have bought him a sports car.  (Little creep.)

Bonus - Anyone fancy a Mariachi Golden Brown ?

Saturday, 18 August 2012

The Teleport Chamber

I probably shouldn't be revealing this, but here we have one of the biggest secrets in Wales. The Caernarvon Teleport chamber. Possibly the only remaining functioning remnant of Torchwood's experimental "Project Jeff ".

To operate, the person would enter the chamber, and ingest the "activation fluid" (which tasted rather like 105° Proof rum) press the operation pedal, and they next they would know is waking up in some distant part of Wales, with no evidence of how they got there.   Extraordinary.

Bonus -  - How to fold a fitted sheet. Very informative.

Bonus 2 - Home with secret rooms.  Cool !

Friday, 17 August 2012

...and the crowd go wild!

...but manage to hide their excitement very well.

Yes, the Springfield Bandicoots appear to have scored a touchdown against their traditional foes the Shelbyville Chalk-Dusters.

Bonus - graphic showing the population density of areas across the world. More interesting than it sounds.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Messing About

... in a boat.

Perfect activity for a sunny August evening.

Bonus - Shanghai World Expo Closing Ceremony Concert - "Fusion of Art"  Interesting to contrast with the closing ceremony / party for the 2012 Olympics.   However, the Shanghai one does have invisible seats for mandolin players!! (About a minute in, and onwards)

Bonus 2 - Sausage Factory Reclaimed—For the Lord

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Pair of Pleasant Pheasant Shooters

Saw this, and had one of those odd tangential thoughts/observations.

"Hmm.  They have pheasants in the USA!"

A quick bit of wiki-ing, and ...yes, it appears that the Common Pheasant has been introduced into North America.

Bonus - Wisdom

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Green Badger Point

It's been called that since the early days of Fort Peacock, but no-one in Utah can remember why.

Old Frank McGraw, the 97-year old Bell-Hop thought it had something to do with the arrival of electricity, but his memory is notoriously flawed.

Bonus - Pimp My Snack !  Giant Kit-Kat for me please.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Laydeez and Gentlemen...

"The North-Eastern Dakota Municipal Ice Rink and Overflow Abattoir are proud to bring you, for one night only, Sluts On Ice !!"

Bonus - Best Pet Costume, EVER

Bonus - The Devil .... damn you !!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Aerobic Chic

(Yes, once in a while, a bunch of slides contains some professional-ish model shots.)

To mark the end of the Olympics, I thought I'd include this keep fit floozie, displaying her mid 1980's aerobic fashions.   The big hair, the skimpy leotard, the shaved body - yes, I feel justified in using "floozie". Very 'Hot Gossip'.

Bonus - Holy priceless collection of Etruscan snoods!!

Bonus 2 Dan's Olympic Experience

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Meet The Featherstonehaughs

(Pronounced Fanshawe)

from the left Fanny, Franny, Frank, Fifi, Freddy and Sandra. (She never really felt part of the family.)

Bonus - The Giant Isopod -abomination-of-the-sea

Friday, 10 August 2012

One For The Ladies

Meet Gavin.   He's single, 19 years old, plays hockey, enjoys reading Mills and Boon novels and has most of his own teeth remaining.  

And by now, he'll be over sixty. Still want to contact him ?

Bonus - The Olympic Legacy - Athens

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Nervous Norm

Norman "Norm" Nagelson.

Semi-retired accountant, chairman of the St Olaf's Church Maintenance Commitee, Member of the Jacksonville Country Club, and permanent worrier.

But, he has a secret. A secret so hideous that he needs to be afraid of it escaping.

Can you tell what it is, children?

Bonus - Best Dinosaur Gif Ever.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The Jackson Bridge

Wow.  Slide number 1500  !

Who'd have thunk that'd keep posting this long.  Not me!

The slide, however, commemorates a covered bridge named after Andrew Jackson.

Bonus - Time to celebrate 1500 slides and 2012 Olympics with some suitable cakes.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Bikini Babe on Beach

Somehow, this is both a tedious slide, and a slide with a bikini beach babe in it.  How rare !

Bonus - How to hide your Aircraft Factory

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Swearing In

A proud moment for these two numpties, and their idiot parents.  I wonder who the old dear in the background is...

Bonus - Creative Advertising

Bonus - Chimp with awesome skills.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Kimono Kutie

Guess that's going to get me a listing on some Interpol Pedo Listing - Thank goodness they'll never trace this back to me.

Bonus - The man behind  the Kikkoman soy-sauce dispenser

Friday, 3 August 2012

Chinatown in Sinfin.

Not many people, even those born and bred in Derbyshire, are aware of presence of a large Chinese community in the middle of Sinfin.

It was marooned here after being caught in some particularly strong tides, and was deposited just behind the large ASDA supermarket.

Bonus - Well....Duhhh !

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Omega Automatic Seamaster

People photograph the oddest selection of things. Omega Automatic Seamaster Yeah Gods. How Much?? Bonus -